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Key Information Set 2013/14 - LDCS code

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Key Information Set 2013/14

Fields required from institutions in England

LDCS code

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Short nameLDCS

This field records the LDCS (Learn Direct Classification System) code(s) for the course.

Applicable toEngland

FECs where KISCourse.KISTYPE = 1 and no ILRAims or HESACourse entities exist


This field will be used to determine what level of study to include from DLHE and NSS data where no ILRAims or HESACourse entities exists for this KISCourse.

This field can only be returned if an institution is a further education college.

Valid LDCS codes are available from the Data Service's Learning Aims Database download page.

The valid code structure is two alpha characters then a full stop followed by up to 9 numbers.

This field is required when KISCourse.KISTYPE = 1 and ILRAims or HESACourse entities are missing (i.e. for new courses).

This field must not be returned for KISCourse.KISTYPE = 2, 3.

Quality rules
Quality rules to follow
Reason required

To facilitate linking to DLHE and NSS.

Part of
Field length12
Minimum occurrences0
Maximum occurrences3
Schema components
Element: LDCS
Data type: LDCSType
Year this field relates to2014/15
Date modified2013-03-21
Change management notesCoverage and Notes updated to state that this field must be returned where no ILRAims or HESACourse entities exist.

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